ABOVE: The official borders of the Nedlandic Demilitarized Zone
NEDLAND (DM) – Yesterday, Nedlandic Khan Ned Greiner passed legislation to allow the government to create a demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the hostile State of Sandus. Through numerous occasions of diplomacy violations by Sandus towards both Nedland and her allies has led Greiner to believe that the need for a neutral zone on the border of Sandus in eastern Umtitia is necessary. The government has decided that the space between College Park, Maryland and the nearby settlements of Vårensolv and Kalimovo will serve as said neutral zone between the two nations. No military forces will be allowed into the zone, but there will be sparsely placed sentries on the Nedlandic border of the zone.
Sandum Sôgmô Gaius Soergel Publicola confirmed the creation of the zone at 10:01 AM on January 12. As Sandus has no military or any other armed forces, the Zone will be staffed entirely by the Nedlandic military. It is likely that the Army of Umtitia, a total of around eight soldiers, will be responsible for this task.
This comes rather coincidentally in time for a Sandum scandal in the Grand Unified Micronational, but is not related, as the government learned of this after the DMZ was formed. “However, the recent community tensions with Sandus certainly contributed as a factor to th1e creation of the DMZ,” said Greiner. Unprofessional Sandum interactions with micronations and individuals of differing views, including several of Nedland’s allies, has also led to the DMZ creation, despite the two nations’ previously friendly ties and similar political views.